Although it has been rumored that the German brand could discontinue the Amarok from the market, it seems that this popular off-roader has actually been planned to enter its new generation as a 2020 Volkswagen Amarok model. The second generation of the Amarok should bring some serious novelties in terms of design, technology, but also under the hood.
- car-like handling,
- more than one engine choice,
- excellent off-road performance.
- lots of details still not confirmed.
Little has been known and confirmed when it comes to exterior of the 2020 Volkswagen Amarok, but this model should definitely show some serious changes and improvements for its second generation. The Amarok has been rather known as a SUV than a truck and it has been especially popular for its car-like handling. The 2020 model will probably keep the same shape, but its dimensions might change. As far as we have been informed, this SUV could get a longer wheelbase, which will allow more space for your passengers and the cargo. Also, the new Amarok might be riding on a brand-new platform and the German company should use some lightweight materials for its chassis in order to save some weight. When it comes to styling, it has been said that the front part of the Amarok may be compared to the popular Ford Atlas SUV. This SUV will probably be available in two body configurations.
The new design language will probably be found inside the 2020 VW Amarok as well. Its cabin is expected to be spacious and comfortable with lots of updates, especially in terms of technology and safety. The SUV will use some high-quality materials, even leather in those higher trim levels. The front seats in those trims will be power-adjustable and heated. The current model reveals a 6.3-inch infotainment touch-screen in the center console, but the 2020 Amarok might get a bigger one. Be that as it may, it will definitely provide all those next-generation features such as navigation, audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control, CD/MP3 player, Bluetooth and USB ports. As we have already mentioned, it safety systems and driver assist features should be upgraded as well.
The 2020 VW Amarok will definitely offer more than one engine choice under its hood and the rumor has it that this SUV might get a brand-new V6 diesel option that will improve the fuel efficiency. However, we are waiting for more information at the moment. The other versions could remain the same. It means a 3.0-liter V6 and a 2.0-liter TDI with several outputs. It hasn’t either been confirmed whether this model will keep its six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmission.
2020 Volkswagen Amarok Release Date and Price
It might be too early to talk about the release date of the 2020 VW Amarok, but we will let you know as soon as it becomes more official. Its price has been estimated to start around $30,000.
Competitors: Ford Everest, Ford Ranger, 2020 Toyota Hilux, Toyota Fortuner, 2020 Chevrolet Colorado.